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Essential California: Selling a house made notorious by the Manson murders

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Julia Wick) — Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter . It’s Tuesday, July 16, and I’m writing from Los Angeles. Rare is the real estate listing that really means it when...
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Ask whether a drug works before worrying about what it costs

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steven Woloshin) — Drugs with only marginal or unimportant benefits, especially if they come with lots of side effects, may not be worth taking at any price.
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Following the Billy Graham rule doesn’t make you noble. It makes you a sexist dinosaur

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (The Times Editorial Board) — Robert Foster wants to be governor of Mississippi — at least the male half of it. A Republican first-term state representative who’s running for the state’s top job, Foster doesn’t seem to...
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Why is Trump so down on Paul Ryan?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jonah Goldberg) — Paul D. Ryan is getting the hate treatment — again. The former GOP House speaker and 2012 vice presidential candidate is a unifying figure these days. Liberals have long despised him —...
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‘Go back’ denies the sacrifice my parents made to be Americans

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Katharine Hu) — On a good day, I’m almost fluent in Chinese. I pepper my sentences with English “so”s and “like”s as well as the occasional hand flourish when I attempt to shape my thoughts in midair. Early...
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Congress is rushing to make the CIA less accountable

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (The Times Editorial Board) — It’s already a crime to identify a covert intelligence agent or confidential informant working overseas. But even though the law has only been used twice in 37 years — and even though no...
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How the women of NASA made their mark on the space program

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Molly Hennessy-Fiske) — As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing approaches, the women who helped America's early space efforts reflect on their often unheralded roles - and the indignities they endured.
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A surging Harris lags in fundraising, while Buttigieg leads the Democratic pack

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Seema Mehta) — The money race reinforced the tiers in the Democratic presidential contest on Monday, as candidates released their fundraising figures for recent months. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice...
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Finally, a U.S. ambassador who gives full-throated support to Israel

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: Although I disagree with President Trump on almost everything else he does, I believe he’s got it right on diplomacy with Israel, thanks to Ambassador David Friedman. (“ The...
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Lourdes: Go for the scenery, not the dubious 'medical miracles'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: While the Lourdes musical may be a good marketing ploy to draw more visitors to its religious shrine , visitors who expect to be cured of cancer or other ailments on...
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Ridgecrest earthquake aftershocks move toward dangerous faults, sparking concerns of triggered temblors

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Rong-Gong Lin II) — Aftershocks of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest have been creeping into areas close to two major earthquake faults, a development that is generating interest and some concern among...
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Trump's new asylum rule strands Central American migrants in Tijuana

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio) — There was confusion on Monday among northbound migrants in Tijuana, following the Trump administration’s latest effort to ban virtually all foreigners from filing for asylum in the United...
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Why freedom is an illusion unless we have equality

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: One letter writer stated that “equality is impossible to achieve, whereas freedom is possible if a person makes good decisions.” I hope that after he read his letter in the...
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Yes, Democrats can be millionaires and still fight against inequality

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: Two letter writers try to present the millionaire statuses of Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden as being somehow...
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You don’t have to like Iran’s regime to like the nuclear deal

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: While I share Alireza Nader’s concern about the despotic nature of the current Iranian regime, I am troubled by his condemnation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ,...
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From the Archives: Lincoln overlooking the Los Angeles River

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Scott Harrison) — A replica of the Lincoln Memorial sits on the edge of the Los Angeles River.
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Angels rally against Astros to extend homestand winning streak

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Maria Torres) — The Angels have lived on the outskirts of playoff contention, sliding on and off the bubble, for the better part of four months. Always too far behind the Houston Astros in the division race...
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For the Record

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold ShakeAlertLA app: In the July 15 California section, an article about the ShakeAlertLA app described David Eisenman as the lead scientist on the Los Angeles County Community Disaster...
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Angels search for familiarity and hope following Tyler Skaggs’ death

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — The rhythms of the game pulled them back in and took hold again Monday, and for that small gift, the Angels were grateful. They gladly gave in to the tug exerted by the familiar and routine,...
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‘Go back to where you came from’: Our readers recall racist taunts from their lives

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Maya Eliahou) — After President Trump’s racist tweets attacking four congresswomen of color, telling them to “go back” to the “places from which they came,”​​ we asked our readers if they had ever been...
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